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Who is responsible if my kid is hurt at school?

Keeping kids safe can be a challenge and most parents worry at least somewhat when they cannot be with their children. However, there are some surroundings where they should be able to expect their kids to remain safe from injury. One of these places is at school. However, accidents happen everywhere, including on school grounds when children are supposed to be supervised by various teachers and aides. The question is, should you take the incident as "one of those things that happens" or should you get to the bottom of who's responsible for the injury and hold them accountable?

When kids get hurt: Parent's rights and responsibilities

When an adult is injured in a car crash or another type of accident, there are no simple answers about getting help for the injury, who is responsible for paying for medical care or lost wages and more. However, when a child is injured, parents have additional questions and uncertainties to face when handling a personal injury claim on behalf of their child. This blog post will serve as a primer to some of the common questions parents may have if their child suffers injury due to an accident.

How to handle out-of-state car accidents

Car accidents are always a worry in the back of our minds, and unfortunately, they do happen. As an Ohio resident, if you are involved in a collision that causes personal injury or property damage, you may want to consider filing a suit to make sure you are duly compensated. Many different types of legal processes can become complicated, and that can often be the case when accidents are out-of-state. Here are some simple tips for handling these situations.

Who is liable if my kid is injured in the neighbor's pool?

In the summer, it is fun to be able to head out to the back yard and go straight into the pool to cool down. However, to many homeowners having a pool is more than that. It is sign of affluence, and many get the feeling that they've earned something special for their home. But those who have a pool also have a responsibility to make sure that others are safe around it from their own friends and family members to anyone else who might find themselves near the water. Most injuries that would happen in or around a pool fall qualify as premises liability situations.

Common reasons for motorcycle accidents: Make safety a priority

As we are into summer and the peak of riding season, motorcycle safety is a top priority. Motorcycles offer less protection and stability than passenger vehicles, resulting in a higher incidence of serious injuries and fatalities among motorcyclists. By understanding the top reasons for motorcycle accidents and knowing who may be liable for injuries caused by accidents, you can better protect yourself. Some of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents include the following:

What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a very serious complication of injury. This injury can be musculoskeletal, it could be injury to a nerve or it can be injury as a result of surgery or other medical procedures.

Keeping Kids Safe this Summer

With summer coming, outdoor activities are inevitable and often incredible. Unfortunately, fun activities come with some safety concerns for our kids. In many circumstances, these risks can be minimized; following are some tips to help you keep your kids safe from serious injury this summer.

Top 7 Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Most motorcyclists love the idea of the weather clearing so they can hit the open road, feel the sunshine and cool wind on their skin and enjoy their ride. Many new bike enthusiasts hit the streets annually and it's important for every rider (new or seasoned) to be aware of safety concerns and risks associated with riding. Between 2011 and 2015, 765 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Ohio, of those, 224 were helmet-related deaths. For that reason, it's critical for every rider to know some of the top causes of motorcycle crashes and to take every safety precaution in order to prevent accidents this riding season. Here are seven common causes of motorcycle accidents to keep in mind:

What damages are available to a victim of a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. You might be left with severe injuries that lead to hospitalization; or you might have seemingly minor injuries that cause you pain for months or years afterwards. If your vehicle sustained significant damage, it may be unusable until it is repaired, or it may be totaled. All of these things can bring significant hardship to you and your family in the aftermath of an accident.

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